4 easy diys, holiday gift edition

Happy Black Friday, m’dears!

Who wants to knock out some handmade gifts this year? I sure as heck do. So, today’s round-up of DIYs all have a gift-y, holiday bent. Other bonuses? Each of these gifts can be made from materials you can buy at thrift stores and none of them require a crazy crafting skills or expensive equipment. (Click the pics to jump to the full how-to!)

I’m charmed by clip-on earrings in thrift-store jewelry cases, but rarely do I take them home. I mean, they’re just kind of a pain to wear, you know? Anyway, the always clever Gina, from doe-c-doe, upcycled a sweet pair of clip-ons into a charming necklace. Cute, eh?

(via doe-c-doe)

I’m sure you’ve probably seen tea cup candles before, but I figured posting the full how-to wouldn’t hurt. You can find vintage china tea cups and saucers at most thrifts for under $2.

(via design*sponge)

I think I played Pretty Pretty Princess two million times with the little girl I nannied for when I was in college. So of course, when I saw this make-it-yourself version on Nellie Loves Vintage, I knew I had to file it away. I love how you can customize it with whatever cute things you find at thrifts or garage sales—scarves, gloves, glittery baubles, vintage pics.

(via Nellie Loves Vintage)

Although a wee bit time-consuming to make, a handmade art journal would make for a lovely, thoughtful gift for an artist or writer in your gift list. It’s common to find vintage mags at thrifts for $1-2.

(via A Beautiful Mess)



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